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Johnny Best (1913–2003)

Johnny Best was born on October 20, 1913 in Shelby, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for Sun Valley Serenade (1941), Orchestra Wives (1942) and Dancing Co-Ed (1939). He died on September 19, 2003 in La Jolla, California, USA. See full bio »

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Sun Valley Serenade
Sun Valley Serenade Orchestra Member
Orchestra Wives
Orchestra Wives Band Member
Dancing Co-Ed
Dancing Co-Ed Trumpeter


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 1942 Orchestra Wives
Band Member (uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Orchestra Member (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Trumpeter (uncredited)

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One of the great big band trumpeters who had long stints with Glenn Miller and also worked with the bands of Artie Shaw, Les Brown and Charlie Barnet. Was influenced by the style of Louis Armstrong.

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